This week, we’re happy to announce the appointment of four new agency partners: Portland Managing Director Tom Blessington, London Managing Director Neil Christie, Portland Executive Creative Director Mark Fitzloff and Global Interactive Executive Creative Director Iain Tait.
We celebrated the news in Portland with an all-agency meeting; a few photos, below.
This week, 65 lucky WK employees are attending 3-day classes taught by Hyper Island, the acclaimed Digital Media school based in Sweden.
Hyper customized a curriculum for us based on interviews with employees beforehand. It’s special in many ways… Rarely do so many of us carve out time from our busy schedules to sit together and learn, debate, share and think. But most importantly the classes will challenge us to become more deeply and creatively engaged in the fast-changing, tech-driven world. Skol! (that’s “cheers” in Swedish!)
Lonnie Winter, our fearless print producer and agency baker of everyones birthday wishes, retired today. Family, friends and the whole damn agency showed up to send her off with a hand tunnel, dancing cupcake, a facebook account and some tears.
But maybe Dan put it best. She’s the matriarch of the agency, here when we are bad, here when we’re really bad, and always there to give us a cookie and tell us it will be alright.
Lonnie, we love you and we wish you the world in your retirement!
W+K is partnering with Schoolhouse Supplies, a local non-profit that collects and donates free school supplies to Portland area teachers to ensure all kids have access to the materials they need to participate and succeed in school. As part of the W+K Karma program, we had a supply drive this morning where the quad who donated the most supplies won an extra day of vacation. Volunteers are spending the afternoon today, sorting and stocking shelves with the recently donated school supplies.
Host with most Dan Sheniak started the judging.